Hội NghịPhật GiáoThế Giới 2010 Sẽ Được Tổ Chức Tại Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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HỘI NGHỊPHẬT GIÁOTHẾ GIỚI 2010 SẼ ĐƯỢC TỔ CHỨC TẠI KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Hội NghịPhật GiáoThế Giới(World Buddhist
Conference) được ba tổ chức Phật giáo tại Mã Lai Buddhist Gem
Fellowship, Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia và Young Buddhist Association
of Malaysia đứng ra tổ chức với sự tán trợ của 8 tổ chức Phật Giáo khác. Hội nghị sẽ được diễn ra tại khách sạn Istana, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala
Lumpur trong 2 ngày 25-ngày 26 Tháng Chín, 2010. Chủ đề của hội nghị là "Sống Hài Hòa Khi Mọi Thứ Sụp
Đổ” nhằm vào thành phầnPhật tửbình thường - những người muốn tìm kiếmlời khuyênthiết thực về những gì họ cần
làm để có cuộc sống hòa hợp và yên bình.
giả chính là Hòa ThượngThiền sư Thích Nhất Hạnh sẽ nói chuyện với đề tài như
chủ đề của hội nghị: "Sống Hài Hòa Khi Mọi Thứ Sụp Đổ”. (Living
in Harmony: When Things Fall Apart). Các diễn giả khác gồm cóHòa Thượng
Wei Wu, chùa Than Hsiang ở Penang, người sáng lập trường đại học quốc tế Phật
giáo đầu tiên tại Mã Lai “International
Buddhist College” và thực hiện nhiều công trình dân sinh xã hội tại quốc gia
này. Ngòai ra còn có Hòa
thượng Tenzin Zopa từ Nepal, giáo thọ sư thường trú tại Trung tâm Losang
Dragpa, Petaling Jaya. Thêm vào đó là một số diễn giả phương Tây
như Tiến sĩ Joan Halifaz, Hòa
thượng Tejadhamma, Dr. David Loy, Học gỉa Phật giáo từ Hoa Kỳ, Hòa thượng
Thubten Chodron từ Washington, Bác sĩ Tan Eng Kong và Anchalee Kurutach, chuyên
gia chăm sóc đồng bào tị nạn tại Thái
Lan và Hoa Kỳ.
Các quan sát viên nhận thấy không có một diễn giả nào từ Việt Nam.
Dưới đây là bản tóm
lược về các diễn giả tại hội nghị:
THICH NHAT HANH
the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today, poet, and
peace and human rights activist, Thich Nhat Hanh (called Thây by his students)
has led an extraordinary life. Born in central Vietnam in 1926 he joined the
monkshood at the age of sixteen. The Vietnam War confronted the monasteries
with the question of whether to adhere to the contemplative life and remain
meditating in the monasteries, or to help the villagers suff ering under
bombings and other devastation of the war. Nhat Hanh was one of those who chose
to do both, helping to found the “engaged Buddhism” movement.
His life has since been dedicated to the work of inner transformation for the
benefi t of individuals and society. In Saigon in the early 60s, Thich Nhat
Hanh founded the School of Youth Social Service (SYSS), a grass-roots relief
organization that rebuilt bombed villages, set up schools and medical centers,
resettled homeless families, and organized agricultural cooperatives. Rallying
some 10,000 student volunteers, the SYSS based its work on the Buddhist
principles of non-violence and compassionate action. Despite government
denunciation of his activity, Nhat Hanh also founded a Buddhist University, a
publishing house, and an infl uential peace activist magazine in Vietnam.
After visiting the U.S. and Europe in 1966 on a peace mission, he was banned
from returning to Vietnam in 1966. On subsequent travels to the U.S., he made
the case for peace to federal and Pentagon officials including Robert McNamara.
He may have changed the course of U.S. history when he persuaded Martin Luther
King, Jr. to oppose the Vietnam War publicly, and so helped to galvanize the
peace movement. The following year, King nominated him for the Nobel Peace
Prize. Subsequently, Nhat Hanh led the Buddhist delegation to the Paris Peace Talks.
In 1982 he founded Plum Village, a Buddhist community in exile in France, where
he continues his work to alleviate suff ering of refugees, boat people,
political prisoners, and hungry families in Vietnam and throughout the Third
World. He has also received recognition for his work with Vietnam veterans,
meditation retreats, and his prolifi c writings on meditation, mindfulness, and
peace. He has published some 85 titles of accessible poems, prose, and prayers,
with more than 40 in English, including the best selling Call Me by My True
Names, Peace Is Every Step, Being Peace, Touching Peace, Living Buddha Living
Christ, Teachings on Love, The Path of Emancipation, and Anger. In September
2001, just a few days after the suicide terrorist attacks on the World Trade
Center, he addressed the issues of non-violence and forgiveness in a memorable
speech at Riverside Church in New York City. In September of 2003 he addressed
members of the US Congress, leading them through a two-day retreat.
He will make his fi rst visit to Malaysia when he delivers his Keynote Address
on “Living in Harmony: When Things Fall Apart” during the World Buddhist
Conference on Sept 25-26, 2010 in Kuala Lumpur.
Thich Nhat Hanh continues to live in Plum Village in the meditation community
he founded, where he teaches, writes, and gardens; and he leads retreats
worldwide on “the art of mindful living.” Thich Nhat Hanh’s key teaching is that,
through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment instead of in
the past and in the future. Dwelling in the present moment is, according to
Nhat Hanh, the only way to truly develop peace, both in one’s self and in the
VEN WEI WU
Wei Wu was born in Penang and had his studies at the University of Canterbury,
New Zealand, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
degree in 1973. He worked with Hewlett Packard in Malaysia as a Quality Manager
before starting his own consultancy company in 1987 to serve many
multi-national companies including Procter and Gamble, Philips, Fiat, and Astec
in Asia, Europe and the United States of America. Venerable Wei Wu was ordained
as a Buddhist monk in the Mahayana tradition in 1992 and established the Than
Hsiang Foundation in Malaysia and Thailand and the International Buddhist
College (IBC) in Hatyai, Thailand.
He is currently the President of the Than Hsiang Foundation and the Council
Chairman of the IBC with its main campus in Southern Thailand, and a new branch
campus in Korat, Thailand. He is also Abbot of Tham Wah Wan Temple in Kuala
Lumpur where many IBC courses are being conducted for participants in the
central region of the country. Venerable Wei Wu is also very active in social
welfare projects, having established homes for the poor, as well as
kindergartens throughout Malaysia.
Halifax Roshi, an anthropologist by training, is the Founder, Abbot, and Head
Teacher of Upaya Zen Center, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has worked in the
area of death and dying for over thirty years and is Director of the Project on
Being with Dying. For the past twenty-five years, she has been active in
environmental work. She is also Founder and Director of the Upaya Prison
Project that develops programs on meditation for prisoners. She was appointed
Honorary Research Fellow at Harvard University, and has taught in many
universities, monasteries, and medical centers around the world. Recently, was appointed
a distinguished invited scholar to the Library of Congress and the only woman
and Buddhist to be on the Advisory Council for the Tony Blair Foundation.
Her teachers included Zen master Seung Sahn, and she was also teacher in the
Kwan Um Zen School. She received the Lamp Transmission from Thich Nhat Hanh,
and was given Inka by Roshi Bernie Glassman. A Founding Teacher of the Zen
Peacemaker Order, her work and practice for more than three decades has focused
on engaged Buddhism.
Tejadhammo Bhikku was ordained by Venerable Tanchaokhun Phra Visalsalmanagun in
Phuket, Thailand. Bhante has a background in Western Philosophy and Theology,
and has studied and taught at Silpakorn University, Thailand. Although ordained
in the Theravada tradition, he has also studied with Tibetan and Mahayana
teachers and has a commitment to the Dharma that he believes encompasses all
traditional expressions of it.
Bhante is the Spiritual Director of the Association of Engaged Buddhists
founded in 1993, and senior resident monk at Sangha Lodge, Sydney. The
Association aims to foster a more active engagement of all Buddhists within the
local community. Apart from teachings and retreat activities, Bhante works with
those seriously ill in hospitals, hospices and their homes in Sydney. Bhante is
also a founding member of the Australian Monastic Encounter which seeks to
promote inter-religious and inter monastic dialogue.
Bhante does a great deal of teaching for other Buddhist groups as well as Adult
Education groups in Sydney and throughout Australia. Healing Meditation
practices are also taught by Bhante to groups and more particularly to
individuals needing special assistance.
Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron graduated with a B.A. in History from the University
of California, Los Angeles, and did post-graduate work in Education while
working as a teacher in the Los Angeles City School System. In 1975, she met
the Dharma and ordained in 1977. In 1986, she received bhikshuni (full)
ordination in Taiwan. She has studied under H.H. The Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap
Serkong Rinpoche, Zopa Rinpoche, and other Tibetan masters. She directed the
spiritual program at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Italy for two years, was the
spiritual program coordinator and later the director of Dorje Pamo Monastery in
France, and was resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Center in Singapore.
For ten years she was resident teacher and spiritual advisor at Dharma
Friendship Foundation in Seattle, USA. Active in interfaith dialogue, she also
works with prison inmates and is the author of several Dharma books, including
Buddhism for Beginners, Working with Anger, and Open Heart, Clear Mind. Seeing
the importance and necessity of a monastery for Westerners training in the
Tibetan Buddhist tradition, she founded and is the abbess of Sravasti Abbey in
Eastern Washington State, USA.
GESHE TENZIN ZOPA
Tenzin Zopa was born in 1975 in Tsum at the Himalayan foothill. In 1984, he was
ordained at Kopan Monastery. He studied at Sera Je University, India, in 1990
and lived there until 2006. In between studies, Geshe-la attended to the late
Geshe Lama Konchog and traveled with him to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore,
Europe, India and various Himalayan regions to spread Buddhism. He completed
his studies and graduated as “Geshe”, which is equivalent to a Doctor of
Divinity, on March 21, 2007.
Currently Geshe la is the project director of a number of monasteries and
nunneries in the Tsum Valley. He is now undertaking the important
responsibility of overseeing the physical, mental, and spiritual development of
Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche, the reincarnation of the late Geshe Lama
Konchog. The documentary, Unmistaken Child (2009), was produced based on Geshe Zopa’s
narration of his beloved master Lama Konchog who died in 2001.
In February 2007, Geshe-la was appointed the Resident Teacher of Losang Dragpa
Center in Petaling Jaya by Venerable Zopa Rinpoche. Geshe-la speaks fluent
English, Tibetan, Nepali, Hindi and a little Mandarin.
Loy has held the Besl Family Chair of Ethics/Religion & Society at Xavier
University in Ohio, USA, since 2006. He has taught as professor at Bunkyo
University, Japan, and at National University of Singapore. David received his
B.A. from Carlton College, Minnesota, M.A. in Asian philosophy at the
University of Hawaii, and Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Singapore.
His main research is in comparative (East-West) philosophy, especially bringing
Buddhist perspectives to bear on contemporary social issues such as terrorism
and violence, restorative justice, economics and globalization, biotechnology,
environmental crises, and “the clash of civilizations.”
David authored several books on philosophy including “Nonduality: A Study in
Comparative Philosophy, Yale University Press, 1988”, “Lack and Transcendence:
The Problem of Death and Life in Psychotherapy, Existentialism, and Buddhism,
Humanities Press, 1996,”, “A Buddhist History of the West: Studies in Lack,
SUNY Press, 2002”, “The Great Awakening”, Wisdom, 2003)”, The Dharma of Dragons
and Daemons”, Wisdom, 2004)”, and “Money, Sex, War, Karma, Wisdom, 2008.”
David is an authorized teacher in the Sanbo Kyodan lineage of Zen where he
completed formal koan training under Yamada Koun Roshi.
Eng Kong, MBBS, MPM, FRANZCP, was born in Malaysia and graduated as a Medical
Doctor from University of Malaya in 1971. He is the Founder and Chairman of
Metta Clinic, a group practice consisting of psychiatrists and psychologists in
Sydney. He is a Fellow and former Councilor of the Royal Australian and New
Zealand College of Psychiatrists. He has served as a Clinical Supervisor at the
Australian Society of Hypnosis, and on the Training Faculties of the New South
Wales Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (NSWIPP) and the Australian and
NZ Association of Psychotherapists (ANZAP). Eng-Kong has taught psychological
medicine at the University of Malaya, and analytic psychotherapy at the
University of Sydney and University of New South Wales.
He is the Founder President of the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia
(YBAM) and a Trustee of the University Buddhist Education Foundation Fund of
Australia. He is also the Founder President of the Australian Association of
Buddhist Counselors and Psychotherapists (AABCAP). In 2008 he assisted in
establishing the Malaysian Buddhist Mental Health Association for Buddhist
doctors, counselors, psychologists and health care professionals.
MS ANCHALEE KURUTACH
Anchalee Kurutach has
been involved with refugee and immigrant work for over twenty years. She taught
and supervised teachers in a refugee camp in Thailand in the mid 1980s. In the
United States, she was a director of a childcare training and job placement
program, a domestic violence education outreach project, and a refugee
resettlement and information and referral program.
She also coordinated outreach education and support services for survivors of
torture. Over the past few years, Anchalee has worked as a multi-language
advocate for survivors of domestic violence at a battered women’s shelter in
San Francisco, California. Anchalee’s expertise is in designing and
implementing cultural and linguistically sensitive services to low-income,
limited-English speaking refugees and immigrants.
Currently, Anchalee serves on the board of directors of the Buddhist Peace
Fellowship (BPF), a socially engaged Buddhist organization based in the United
States of America. She also serves on the executive committee of the
International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB), a grassroots international
network that holds a conference every other year – with the latest one being
held in Thailand, her native country, in November of 2009.
Sáng hôm qua, (ngày 21 tháng 10) phái đoàn của Hội từ thiện Trái Tim Bồ Đề Đạo Tràng đã có mặt cứu trợ cho 2 xã Phú Lễ, xã Quảng Phú, Huyện Quảng Điền Tp Huế, đoàn đã phát tổng cộng là 300 phần quà tại nhà văn hóa cạnh chùa Quang Bảo- Phù Lễ. Chuyến cứu trợ lần này được sự nhiệt tâm giúp đỡ về mặt tổ chức cũng như vận chuyển hàng hóa của chư Phật tử chùa Quang Bảo & các thành viên trong Hội từ thiện nên đã diễn ra tốt đẹp và thành tựu viên mãn.
Được tin lũ chồng lũ, bão số 8, bão thế kỷ sắp tràn về miền Trung khốn khổ, tốc độ trên 200/km, hơn vận tốc của xe trên free way, nghĩa là nơi nào bão qua là nơi đó không còn dấu vết sự sống, ôi thương đau khủng khiếp.
Sáng hôm qua, (ngày 18 tháng 10) phái đoàn của Hội từ thiện Trái Tim Bồ Đề Đạo Tràng đã có mặt cứu trợ cho 4 xã Hải Thiện, Hải Lăng, Hải Ba, Hải Dương, Hải tại Tỉnh Quảng Trị. Xã Hải Thiện phát 170 phần quà, xã Hải ba & Hải Lăng 180 phần quà, xã Hải Dương 150 phần quà. Thật may mắn cho đoàn là cả ngày trời không mưa nên công việc cứu trợ được thuận duyên và thành tựu viên mãn.